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As a part of the ENSCC call, the Smart Commuting project ran between 2016-2018. Click here to find results, publications and the final report.
The Smart Commuting project explored new ways of combining work and life with new intelligent transport system services and developed new concepts to support sustainable CO2-free commuting and mobile, multi-locational work. The mobility of the workforce is increasing due to technology development, commuting and the nature of work, which has many consequences as long commuting may decrease the productivity of work and leave less time for relaxation, resulting in lowered wellbeing. Cities also have to address commuting when planning technical solutions, developing services and calculating their finance schemes. Therefore, the first objective of this project was to identify the changing needs of mobile workers for transport. The second objective was to support the implementation of sustainable and intelligent transport services that meet these needs.
The consortium collected data through surveys, interviews, collecting documents, making observations and having workshops in Austria, Finland and Switzerland to evaluate how new transport services meet the evolving needs of mobile workers. In addition, simulations were used to provide decision support for stakeholders to address urban planning and governance structures’ challenges. Implementations in large commuting areas were pivotal aspects of this project as they helped scale up our partners’ operations, get experiences about the needs of users and also discover some common grounds for governance and city planning policies.
This project explores new ways of combining work and life on the move with intelligent and sustainable transport system services. The first objective of this project is to identify the changing needs of mobile workers. For this objective, the consortium will collect data by surveys, interviews and workshops in Austria, Finland and Switzerland. The second objective is to increase the sustainability of mobility by supporting the implementation of new mobility concepts. These implementations help to scale up our partners’ operations, evaluate how these new concepts meet the evolving needs of mobile workers and discover some common ground for city planning policies.
Smart Commuting – smart and mobile work in growth regions
Contact: Prof. Dr. Matti Vartiainen, Aalto University
Budget: 1.966.488 EUR
Partners: Aalto University, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, tbw research GesmbH, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Virta Ltd. (Liikennevirta Oy), AC2SG Software Oy, Tuup Oy, ISTmobil GmbH, Growth Corridor Finland, Office for Mobility of the Canton of Basel-Stadt